Feb. 19, 2016
Tom Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party (Canada’s social democrats), is facing a party vote on his leadership in April. The poor record of the NDP in the last election has led some in the party to drop their support for him; consequently, his ability to hold on to the leadership is in question.
Mulcair does not often speak about Israel because he knows that it is a divisive issue within his party, but on the few occasions during which Mulcair has done that, his support for Israel and against the BDS movement have been clear. It seems now that under pressure to please the grassroots of his party, he has chosen to turn his back on Israel.